Herb Spiral – Materials List

AUGUST 2012
THIRROUL COMMUNITY GARDEN – DESIGN PLAN – ACTION NOTES

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Materials needed to build 3 circular no-dig beds

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HERB SPIRALS x 3

Diameter per – 2.5m
Area per – 4.9m2
Volumes needed for 3 beds:

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1. Dolomite – sprinkling – 2kg bag – We have dolomite
2. Newspaper layered or cardboard – 14.7m2 – We have plenty of paper on site.
3. Lucerne Hay 2-3 layers – (5m2 per bale) – 18 bales
4. Dry brown leaves 2-3 layers – 2m3 (2 trailer loads) or 66 x 30L bags
5. Manure cow or chicken 2 layers– 6 x 30L Bags
6. Straw – 9 bales
7. Compost 1 layer – 1m3 (trailer load) or 33 x 30L Bags – We have plenty of compost on site

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LAYERS per SPIRAL – bottom up

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1. Sprinkle dolomite
2. Lay newspaper or cardboard with no gaps – water down till soaked
3. 10cm Lucerne Hay
4. 1cm cow or chicken manure
5. 10cm Dry brown leaves
6. 10cm Lucerne Hay
7. 1cm manure
8. 10cm Dry brown leaves
9. 10cm Compost
10. 15cm straw
11. Water
mix water with molasses as an option to encourage microbial action 1cup/10L hot water.

PLANTS NEEDED – seedlings per SPIRAL = 16 – 20

Seedling Pot size = 12cm diameter or smaller

3 x Thai Basil

6 x Common Basil

6 x Flat Leaf Parsley

3 x Lemon Balm

12 x Chives – edges

6 x Oregano

3 x Marjoram

6 x Rosemary – creeper/ground cover

6 x Thyme

3 x Herb Robert

6 x Lemon Grass

12 x Comfrey – outer edges

74 – total for 3 beds

Seedling Donations very welcome, please email us so we can keep a log of plants donated.

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5 responses to “Herb Spiral – Materials List

  1. Hi,
    I’ll bring some cardboard newspaper and worm wee.
    rgds, Kirk

  2. Jewel Saeck

    I have lemon grass and Rosemary in 10 inch pots one of each 🙂

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